Monday, March 21, 2005

Vernal Equinox

"Vernal what? "

Today we have a vernal equinox, aka spring equinox or March equinox. It's when the sun rises exactly in the east, travels through the sky for 12 hours and sets exactly in the west. And everyone on earth will experience this. Well, that's what I got from the net.

But how about those in the Artic and Antartica? Are they experiencing 12 hours of sun as well?

Also, I heard on the radio, our Malaysian Meteorological Service forecasted that we gonna have 14 hours of sun. How come we have a longer sunlight, compared to 12 hours? But anyway, it's gonna be a very very hot day!

In Japan, vernal equinox is celebrated as a national holiday. It's normally spent visiting family graves and holding family reunion. I wonder whether Doc experience that in Osaka?

And lastly, an old wives' tale (no Mami, I am not talking about you) tells that on vernal equinox day, you can actually balance an egg on their ends. Try it and see. Of course, it's just a myth lar. You can balance an egg on their ends anyday of the year.